A new crop of singletons hope to find their special someone on a real blind date. Filmed before lockdown in the familiar London restaurant, Maître d’ Fred Sirieix and his team of cupids make sure that love is at the top of the menu. First into the restaurant this time is 34-year-old plumber Jamie, who hasn’t had a proper girlfriend for almost 10 years. Now he’s taking the plunge to find someone he can take home to his mum. Jamie’s date Leigh is looking for someone with muscles who’s good with his hands. Shelly is a 57-year-old personal trainer from Chertsey who has been single for seven years since the tragic death of her partner. Shelly’s date is David, a 61-year-old retired firefighter who’s been single for four years and seeks someone to relight his fire. Father-of-two Nathan has had a successful career in sales but struggles to sell himself on a date. His date Lisa seeks someone ‘nicer’ than the guys she usually dates. Last into the restaurant is 27-year-old Joe. A steampunk enthusiast dressed in full Victorian attire, Joe teaches sex education. Joe’s date is 29-year-old Jess from Wolverhampton. Jess used to work at the Black Country Living Museum where she dressed every day as a Victorian until the corsets got too much for her. Joe can’t believe his luck.
First Dates – Wednesday 10pm on Channel 4